Philadelphia launches $17 million free-internet campaign
A new initiative supported by Comcast and T-Mobile is the first phase of a digital equity program the city says will use public-private partnerships for “reimagining public technology access services.”
For pandemic recovery, STIR Labs to match universities with state and local agencies
A new program launched by the civic tech company CityInnovate, called STIR Labs, seeks to match state and local government agencies with nearby universities that can help solve upcoming challenges, such as economic recovery.
Tech upgrades could save Chicago millions, a working group found
One estimate shows savings of more than $225 million if the city government moves its legacy IT systems to cloud-based storage and management systems.
California Gov. Newsom unveils unemployment-tech 'strike team'
The new team includes Code For America Founder Jennifer Pahlka, who will help streamline an outdated process that has resulted in what Gov. Gavin Newsom called an "unacceptable" claims backlog.
Digital playbooks offer governments pandemic relief strategies
The data management company BrightHive developed two guides to help governments improve the digital components of their COVID-19 responses.
Coronavirus response is more culture than technology, says one CIO
Maintaining a positive and agile IT culture is at least as important as the technologies that officials oversee, said San Antonio's Craig Hopkins.